Choosing a right engagement model is a very critical decision for the whole mobile app development process as it directly impacts its execution. Choosing an engagement model is like setting up the foundation on which the whole project stands.
The type of engagement model that you choose will affect almost everything in your project including its overall quality. So, it becomes imperative for you to give ample amount of time in choosing the best-suited engagement model for your project.
To understand about different engagement models, it’s important to know what it means. In simple words, an engagement model is a plan which determines the basis of collaboration between the software development company and the client.
The focus of an engagement model is on the wants, needs, and interest of the client. It also ensures flexibility, responsibility, and the level of control.
There are several types of engagement models as there is no specific way of collaboration. To choose an appropriate engagement model you must see that it aligns with your mission, goals, and vision. Moreover, you must ensure that it bears positive outcomes.
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Our Engagement Models
Time and Material - Agile Team
This model would be perfect for the clients who are looking for a team to manage and deliver the entire project for them. In this model, the client will work closely with the experienced Project Manager to create a high-level project plan that can be delivered in smaller sprints. Once agreed, these sprints would be delivered by a self-sufficient Agile team. We would identify the right resources, create the right processes, and follow all the relevant Agile ceremonies. We would love to involve our clients in our scrum, sprint demo, and retrospectives to ensure that our deliveries are in-line with the expectations of the clients. This also gives us an opportunity to change the course as needed.
This model is ideal for the clients who may have an existing team in-place that they can expand as needed or are looking for a very small team, maybe for a quick MVP or a small project. In this model, clients get active support from their dedicated Account Manager and remain in control of the work that is assigned to the devs. This model often works on the lines of lean methodology and wherever possible, follows Kanban using tools like Trello or Jira. Whenever needed, this model allows the client to increase or decrease the number of devs that are working on the projects.
Build-Operate-Transfer - BOT Model
BOT model is ideal for the organizations who may want to have their own team for a long-term. In this model, we identify and hire the right resources specifically for the client and the client participates in the hiring process. These resources are committed permanently to the client and can not be transferred to any other project. Whenever needed (as per the agreement), the client can take these resources with them to spin off their own offshore development center. This is ideal for the clients who may want to set-up their own offshore development center in India, but do not want to take the operational hassles associated with it, to start with.
Waterfall Model - Fixed Scope, Time, and Cost
The Waterfall model is ideal for the organizations that have a defined set of requirements. In this model, our deliverables are based on a requirement document such as SRS (Software Requirements Specification) that gives us clarity on the scope of the work. We work with the clients to ensure that the scope is unambiguous, the timeline is agreed upon, key milestones for the projects are in-place, and budget is fixed. At this stage, we manage the entire project internally and the clients receive regular feedbacks on the progress of the project, leading to a successful delivery.